February 5th, 2013

rec: The Boy Waits by HermitKnut

Story: The Boy Waits
Author: HermitKnut
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3,714
Author's Summary: We know so much about Amelia Pond. But what made Rory who he is today?
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Rory williams, a dash of Amelia Pond.
Warnings: References to child abuse

Recced because: I admit it. I'm a sucker for well-written hurt/comfort. And boy does HermitKnut fulfill that desire. While I'm more of Nine and Ten gal, I love this version of the Doctor and I absolutely adore this Rory Williams (I'm sorry, Rory Pond.). This was written before season 7, where Rory was a blank slate except from loving Amy Pond and being a nurse. And he does these things in The Boy Waits too, but we get hints of a very difficult past. Nothing is graphically described, but one doesn't need a lot of imagination to paint a vivid picture of Rory's childhood. Rory becomes all the more lovely in his gentleness, patience and love because of it.

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